One of the first-ever fitness wearables was so dangerous it was banned by the US government for causing miscarriages and hernias. The line between “convenient exercise device” and “ornate torture tool” was thinner back in the 1950s.
New York in the years after World War II was a city more prosperous and more modern than anything the world had seen—and it spawned a whole culture unto itself, distributed in newspapers, magazines, and advertisements. This was the era of Madison Avenue Men, and Mac Conner was their illustrator.
In the late 1960s, the telecommunications revolution was in full swing. Yet the logo of its biggest innovator, AT&T, had remained the same for 80 years. It was time for a complete brand overhaul, so AT&T tapped legendary graphic designer Saul Bass to do it. After working on a new logo for one year—one year!—this is…
The AMC show Mad Men is in its final season, with its mid-season finale (yeah, I don't know what that means exactly either) airing this past Sunday. The show started with 1960 as its backdrop, and we now see characters in the world of 1969. A lot changed in that decade and, of course, it's a fictional representation…
If there is something that transports us directly to the world of Mad Men it is its award winning set design. I can't believe some of these aren't real places.
It's probably my own anticipation for the upcoming X-Men movie and my enjoyment of Mad Men coloring the lens a little bit but this ad that combines the two worlds and characters together is actually pretty funny. Completely ridiculous but in an enjoyable way.
AMC came up with these playful ads—starring the Mad Men cast as models—in a campaign targeting Emmy Award voters. They are made in a distinctly sixties style and almost seem like the creations of Sterling Cooper & Partners.
A 96-year old Toronto woman is finally moving out of her quaint little house. The story isn't anything out of the ordinary—until you realize that she's lived there for 72 years and apparently hasn't redecorated once. Oh, and she has amazing taste.
Everyone's favorite period drama about the advertising industry—Mad Men—returns on April 13th for its final season. In anticipation, Time has collected a series of photos taken in the 1960s, when the real scions of advertising populated New York City's Time-Life Building. It is a privileged glimpse into the real world…
84-year-old Milton Glaser—one of the world's most sought-after graphic designers, who left an indelible mark on advertising in the 1960s—has designed the posters and promotional pieces for the next and final season of Mad Men.
With its hovering videophone, modern dictation machine and space pod design, this 1961 executive desk of tomorrow would fit in better on the ISS than at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
Great news for Dish subscribers—you're getting The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men back. Dish Networks and AMC have finally settled their legal battle, so consider your Sunday nights salvaged.
WNYC has put together this handy guide to the NYC hotspots frequented by characters in AMC's Mad Men.
Mad Men Season 5 premieres this Sunday. The show's been gone for basically two years, but its popularity hasn't gone anywhere. Here's everything you'll need to nerd out on your favorite advertising renegades hard enough to make everyone else at your viewing party feel uncomfortable.
…I'm twelve stories up and being chased by two guys with four guns and I'm running out of roof which leaves me with two choices: I duck and cry, or I take a flying leap for the adjacent building's rooftop.[top art courtesy of ]
Netflix and Lionsgate TV have agreed on a deal for the streaming rights of arguably the best show on TV. The deal covers all seven seasons at about $1 million an episode. The first four seasons start streaming July 27. [Variety]
Been undergoing severe withdrawal symptoms since Mad Men went off air? Totally understandable—and here's something to tide you over while you wait.
Now that Mad Men is over, you might fear you'll have return to caring about real life things. Not quite! Superfan Tadej Štrok cooked up this intricate floor plan of the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce office. Now where's my scotch.